Games Development students at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London displayed their work in May to potential gamesâ€™ employers and entrepreneurs at their end of year exhibition.
The event, which attracted professionals from across a keen growth industry were highly impressed by the students’ technical standard of work as well as their exceptional talent.
Graphic Artist, Dumisami Kopotsha who has worked for the likes of Sony and News International, has been mentoring the students through their course, said: “The imagination, flair and skills that these young people have is amazing.
“The artwork on display was fantastic and I’m positive that they’ll all have a great career in the industry. All I can say is ‘watch this space’.”
Included in the exhibition was work from Anderson Arokium (18) who is studying Media Production Games Development BTEC Level 2. Anderson said: “It is deeply satisfying to show off all my hard work and really good to speak to industry insiders and get their opinion.”
Games Development tutor, Gary Beswick, was really impressed with his students saying: “The standard of the students’ work gets better and better each year. All my students in the last year of their National Diploma have gained places within higher education.
“I am extremely proud to have taught such a talented group of individuals and look forward to what next year brings.”
The exhibition includes work from students studying a BTEC National Certificate and National Diploma course.
Students are taught all aspects of games design, from developing concepts to 3D modelling using the latest industry standard software, and either progress to a junior games industry role, or to a specialist games or interactive media degree programme.
Jane O’Neill, the College’s Vice-Principal for Curriculum and Learner Experience said: “The work of our games design learners is truly outstanding and I anticipate some very successful careers in this area.”
September 2010 will see the expansion of the curriculum area to include an animation course, which is a reflection of the consistently high standards being produced by students studying in this area.